Inspired by the crepes of Paris, Banana Nutella Croissants come together with just 4 ingredients. They are deceptively easy and wildly addictive!

Flakey, buttery pastries filled with luscious Nutella spread and sweet, caramelized banana slices.

Outstanding with a captial “O.” That’s what these croissants are.

4-Ingredient Banana Nutella Croissant on a cutting board with a banana and a jar of Nutella.

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If you are generous enough to share them with family and friends, they will be gone in a flash. Even better if you hoard them all for yourself, but they’ll still be gone in a flash!

This recipe is inspired by trips long ago to Paris where I would devour crepes filled with bananas and Nutella.

It really was the absolute best treat, and no matter how much I wanted to try a ham and cheese version (driven by my love of sandwiches), I always ordered the ones stuffed with warm bananas and Nutella.

Croissant triangles laid out on parchment paper with one containing Nutella and slices of bananas.

Thaw the puff pastry according to the package instructions: 40 minutes at room temperature until softened but still cold.

The pastry will crack if it is too stiff but you can easily press your fingers into the seams to fix the cracks. Unfold each sheet onto a lightly floured surface and make your cuts. I like to use a pizza cutter but a knife will work just fine, of course.

Aim for thin slices of banana so they fold nicely within the croissant. If you have huge, thick chunks, they won’t bend.

4-Ingredient Banana Nutella Croissants on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper before they are baked.

Thin banana slices also bake nicely in the oven, developing a golden, caramelized taste and texture that is positively mouth-watering. You won’t be able to see them once the Nutella melts, but they are there, ripe with vibrant banana flavor.

Like I said, just try and share!

4-Ingredient Banana Nutella Croissant on a cutting board.

4-Ingredient Banana Nutella Croissant on a cutting board with a banana and a jar of Nutella.

4-Ingredient Banana Nutella Croissants

Inspired by the crepes of Paris, Banana Nutella Croissants come together with just 4 ingredients. They are deceptively easy and wildly addictive!
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 12 servings, 1 croissant each
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 116

Ingredients 

  • 1 box (2 sheets) frozen puff pastry thawed until softened by still cold
  • 3/4 cup Nutella or other hazelnut spread
  • 1-2 bananas thinly sliced (36 slices)
  • 1 egg plus 1 tablespoon water, lightly beaten

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • Working with one sheet of puff pastry at a time, unfold it on a lightly floured surface. Following the seams in the puff pastry, cut the sheet into thirds. 
  • Cut each third into two triangles by cutting between two opposite corners to make six long, skinny triangles. Repeat with second sheet of puff pastry until you have 12 triangles.
  • Spread 1 tablespoon Nutella on the widest part of each triangle. Top with 3 banana slices.
  •  Starting at the wide end of the triangle, roll the pastry up so the tip of the pastry is underneath the croissant. Arrange on prepared baking sheet and repeat with remaining triangles.
  • Brush the tops of the croissants with the egg and water mixture. Place in oven and bake until the croissants are fragrant and golden brown, 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool 5 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition

Calories: 116kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 13mgPotassium: 117mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 27IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
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  1. Thanks for responding! I did end up making them with regular precut crescent rolls and they were still amazing..! (I’m glad you understood what I meant haha) When I find myself some puff pastry I’ll have to try again.

    So simple and delicious.. My kind of recipe!! I can’t wait to make these for a crowd. Thank you!!5 stars

    1. Hey, Carly! Puff pastry is usually near the frozen bread dough and other stuff like phyllo dough. It can be expensive thought so don’t feel obligated to buy it! The cheapest place I have found it is Target. At my regular grocery store (Kroger/Ralphs) it is basically double the price. Or just keep making it with crescents. :) Whatever works! I am so glad you enjoyed them! That’s the main thing, that’s always the most important thing.

  2. Can you just make these with croissants from the package? I don’t even know what puff pastry is… #notachef

    1. YES! You sure can. You mean like crescent rolls right? The thing with puff pastry is that it just tastes better, it’s a lot butterier and flakier… but yes. Crescent rolls are great too. I’m not a chef either. :)

  3. Thank you so much for sharing – I had no idea you could make croissants so easily with puff pastry! I tried out a savoury version with tomato and mozzarella for my own food blog (easyandveggie.com) and linked to your site. I hope that’s OK, and thanks again for the inspiring recipe!

  4. Thanks so much for sharing – I had no idea you could make croissants so easily with puff pastry! I tried out a savoury version with tomato and mozzarella for my own food blogeasyandveggie.com and linked to your site. I hope that’s OK, and thanks again for the inspiring recipe!

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